Catherine Whall Smith . . . installed “Day and Knight” and became a SAQA Benefit Auction winner!

This week on a trip to our local Chaplin Public Library, we installed the “Day and Knight” display.

“In the Hay Field Day”  (39H x 44 W)                  “ALONE . . . In the Hay Field Night” (39H x 44 W)
Original Design By Catherine Whall Smith – All Cotton Fabrics, Hand Quilted

These two quilts which include my photographs of hay bales that I printed on cotton fabric have been shown many times. The 12 x 12 houses shown below were also digitally printed on treated cotton.

October 2022 Bicentennial Quilt of the Month Knight and Day Corner  c. 1825

87 and 93 Chaplin Street, Chaplin, Connecticut

During the early years of Chaplin, the family of Deacon Darius Knight lived at 93 Chaplin Street.  When we moved to Chaplin in the 1970’s this home was the McCullough family home. The house across was the E. W. Day house at 87 Chaplin St., where E. W. Day lived in the early 1800’s.  Thus, this intersection was known as the Knight and Day Corner.

If you would like to see the entire installation of the 11 Fiber Art homes that have been on display each month, then please attend the FREE presentation “Chaplin Street Homes” Fiber Art by Catherine Smith & Photos by Bruce Raymond on Saturday, November 5th, 2022@ 1pm at the Chaplin Public Library, Chaplin Street.


SAQA Benefit Auction UPDATE: Last Friday, I decided to take one more look at the SAQA Benefit Auction and was able to bid on and purchase one of the pieces. “Coffee with Friends” by Glen Parks of Baton Rouge, Louisiana spoke to me – and when it arrives I will share on my blog. A huge and heartfelt thank you to the generous artists and bidders! With your help, SAQA raised $72,000 to support their exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.

Eighty pieces are now available for $100 on Handbid. These pieces are perfect for collecting and displaying. Act fast – pieces will be packed up soon so they can travel to Quilt Festival Houston where they will be available at the SAQA booth. Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of over 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. 

Stay Safe! Smith Stitch Studio –


About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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